My Favorite Beginner Knitting Patterns

That aren't scarves/blankets. The goal is to push the limits of your knitting skills by adding one or two new skills to your knitting repertoire. 

Shawls are similar to scarves but you will usually have to learn to increase, decrease and they may have the added details of learning how to make eyelets. Don't be afraid of these, you can do it!

- Be Simple Variations by Carolyn Glaur-Todrank is an excellent example of this. It adds interest with eyelets while also being simple enough for a beginner. 

- Hitchhiker by Martina Behm. This shawl has an easy to remember pattern and simple enough for a beginner. 

This was one of the first shawls I made. When I was making it the first time I probably messed up a million times, but I got there in the end. The biggest hurdle you can get past is accepting that mistakes are bound to happen and it's ok. It's not a waste of time if you're enjoying your knitting time. 


Chunky or Worsted Weight hats. The heavier weight yarns will work up quicker. 

Wister Hat by Courtney Kelley 

Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho

Warp Speed Hat by STASH Lounge

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